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LINGUIST List 21.3332

Wed Aug 18 2010

Books: Language Documentation: Robinson

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Specimens of Hausa Literature: Robinson

Message 1: Specimens of Hausa Literature: Robinson
Date: 11-Aug-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Specimens of Hausa Literature: Robinson
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Title: Specimens of Hausa Literature
Series Title: Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9781108013253

Author: Charles Henry Robinson
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108013253 Pages: 244 Price: U.K. £ 14.99
Abstract:

Hausa is an African language originating in Niger and northern Nigeria and
spoken widely in West and Central Africa as a trading language. This
anthology of Hausa texts (mainly Islamic religious verse and historical
narratives) was the first publication supported by the short-lived Hausa
Association, formed in 1891 to promote the study of the Hausa language and
people. Under its aegis the Reverend C. H. Robinson went on to produce a
ausa Grammar in 1897 and a Dictionary in 1899, making great advances in
Western knowledge of the language, despite the fact that some in the field
criticised him for his relatively short exposure to Hausa-speaking
countries. With facsimile reproductions of the manuscripts at actual size,
the texts collected in this book were the first published specimens of
Hausa writing. Each text is transcribed into in roman script and an English
translation is given on facing pages.

Contents

Preface;
Introduction;
Bibliography;
Specimens of Hausa literature;
List of words;
Facsimiles.


Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Hausa (hau)

Written In: English (eng )

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